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The daf is still talking about zimun, but it jumps to a distant area of halakhah to help explain it – in this case, what happens when a bed is rendered tameh/rituallly impure.

Also: How wine becomes wine — in an era when it needs water to redeem it from what we call the “petel” (concentrate, often for fruit punch, in modern Israel) of wine in the ancient world.


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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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